MCI, Confiscating more than 7 thousand Corrupted Food Commodities from the Markets of Quwai`eyah

01 Dec 2014
​Included Expired Medicines and Cosmetics, as well as Electrical Materials
MCI Control Teams confiscated more than 7 thousand corrupted and expired food commodities during inspection rounds on the markets and shops in Al-Quwai'eyah. The inspectors monitored the presence of large amounts of drugs and medical tablets in violation of the commercial data regulations, along with large amounts of electrical materials and fireworks. All the detected quantities were confiscated because they were considered extremely dangerous to the health and safety of consumers, while those involved were summoned for investigation and taking the necessary statutory procedures against them.
This comes as a continuation to the Control Rounds carried out by the MCI Inspection Teams in various regions of the Kingdom, in order to check and verify the safety of goods offered for sale and to protect the consumers against fraud and deception.
The confiscated items included more than 3 thousands corrupted foodstuffs such as canned food, pies, bottled water, ice cream, in addition to large quantities of medicines and medical tablets which do not contain any commercial data, also more than 400 olive oil bottles, not airtight and without any commercial data, as well as adulterated   packets of honey and saffron, and a number of creams, cosmetics and eyeliner.
The seized items included as well more than 2,000 items of various electric materials containing electrical connections, dual plugs and chargers for mobile phones, in addition to large quantities of dangerous fireworks.
MCI emphasizes that it will not tolerance in the application of the statutory procedures against the violators and those involved in the practice of fraud and counterfeiting, and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.
MCI calls on all the consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Notification Center in the Ministry through the toll-free number 1900.
Last Modified 25 Dec 2018